Hazardous Waste Management & Disposal Training for Laboratory Personnel

Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle, store and dispose of hazardous waste must take this course.

Training: You can view the Hazardous Waste Management Disposal Online Training video on Microsoft Stream (McGill log-in required). 

McGill students, staff and faculty can complete the online course and exam using the EHS Safety Training System - Web Training.

Non-McGill student registrants, including visitors - please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form.

Certification: A certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete the online exam. Certification is valid for a period of 3 years.

Cost: Free for the McGill Community (students, staff and faculty). 

Content: Hazardous Waste Management provides a full hazardous material disposal service to the McGill community. Disposal of waste is free of charge to internal departments, provided the waste is presented in a proper manner. Due to the nature of these materials, a number of basic requirements are necessary for the HWM to process and dispose of hazardous waste safely and efficiently. This training is intended to raise awareness on proper disposal of materials in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly manner. The training session introduces participants to 4 key elements of McGill’s Hazardous Waste Management Department: hazardous waste disposal (chemicals, biohazard, radioactive, and sharps), hazardous materials emergency response, decommissioning of laboratory areas and recycling of metals and other obsolete equipment.

Participation in Hazardous Waste Management & Disposal Training is a requirement for all personnel working with hazardous materials at McGill.

Duration: 90-minutes (excluding online examination time)

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